Lenovo has partnered with Microsoft to preload its productivity apps on select Android devices. The strategic partnership is aimed to provide Microsoft apps through “millions” of its Android devices worldwide in the coming years.
“Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps,” said Christian Eigen, leader of corporate alliances, Lenovo, in a statement. “Installing Microsoft apps and services on our devices will bring additional value to consumers around the globe.”
The new deal expands collaboration between Microsoft and Lenovo and includes a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers devices of both the companies.
“The marriage of Microsoft’s apps and Lenovo’s Android-based devices will enable customers around the world to be more productive, more connected and achieve even more,” said Nick Parker, corporate vice president of OEM division, Microsoft.
Lenovo is not the only Android OEM who has signed a deal with Microsoft for offering its productivity apps to the masses. In fact, the Redmond giant has so far signed up with over 74 manufacturers to deliver its apps to Android users all across the globe. The list of manufacturers includes Asus, Acer, Samsung and Xiaomi among various others.